Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive
By Michael DeHaven
RISMEDIA, Dec. 6, 2007-(careerbuilder.com)-With thousands of gifts in stores and on the Internet to choose from, how do you decide where to spend your budget? What gifts will be most meaningful to the people you know? Should you really buy another coffee mug or calendar for your co-worker?
RISMEDIA, Dec. 5, 2007-December 5 marks the first full day of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is an eight-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime from late November to late December. It celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple at the time of the Maccabee rebellion.
RISMEDIA, Dec. 4, 2007-There are more than 44,600 minutes in the month of December. That's thousands of minutes for gift giving, caroling, eating, celebrating and now talking on your wireless phone.
RISMEDIA, Dec. 3, 2007-The holidays are upon us, bringing all those images and sensations we cherish-the glow of the menorah, the fragrance of home-cooked meals and sugar cookies, and the sounds of the season in holiday songs, laughter, and shrieks of joy from kids discovering Santa's generosity. But for many of us there are a few not-so-joyous holiday sights (a purse overflowing with credit card receipts) and sounds (the ca-ching! of the cash registers marking our escalating debt). These negatives can easily outweigh all that we love about the holiday season, especially when we consider the financial consequences we'll still be suffering long after the last gift is opened.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 30, 2007-Surviving the holidays is hard enough without having to think about how to care for your home. For a busy homeowner, remembering to clean out the gutters and downspouts may be at the end of the weekend "to-do" list, however, it's the first line of defense against the harsh winter weather. To help put home care into perspective during the holidays, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) created a top 10 list to give busy homeowners a snapshot of the items they can address today to ensure the safety of their home and family tomorrow.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007-"Don't put hackers on your gift list." That's the advice from developers at Check Point® Software Technologies. Check Point is arming consumers to wage battle against Internet grinches this holiday season.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 28, 2007-The holiday shopping season once again makes its triumphant debut, with door buster deals, festive décor and retailers eagerly awaiting the big crowds. General Growth Properties, Inc. recently conducted a survey to take the pulse of consumers ready to "shop ‘til they drop."
RISMEDIA, Nov. 27, 2007-The holiday season is here . . .and with the holidays comes decorating! The following are tips and suggestions to help ensure a safe holiday season from Philadelphia's PECO to get in the holiday spirit and ensure safety.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 26, 2007-It's easy to focus all of your "financial attention" on holiday spending, but some important financial loose ends must be tied up before the year's end. TheNest.com, hip home and lifestyle resource, taps its Money Expert (TheNest.com/money) Robert Pagliarini to help narrow down the essential money must-dos to tackle before January 1. Why not kick off 2008 with a fresh start?
RISMEDIA, Nov. 23, 2007-(MCT)-Today marks the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, and that means the e-mail regarding this year's secret Santa gift exchange will soon be circulating the office. The challenge of buying for the co-worker gets added to that of buying for the rest of family and friends.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 21, 2007-(MCT)-As the infamous Black Friday approaches, bad economic news could bring good buys for holiday shoppers this year.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 20, 2007-While predictions around consumer spending this holiday season may be modest, small businesses are still planning to spread some holiday cheer. According to Constant Contact's 3rd Annual 2007 Small Business Holiday Outlook survey, nearly half (48%) of the U.S. small business owners surveyed are planning a holiday party for their business, store, or office in 2007, up one percentage point from 2006.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 19, 2007-Online traffic to Black Friday advertising Web sites is rising earlier in 2007 compared to 2006, Hitwise reported. Online traffic to a custom category of Black Friday advertising Web sites increased 52% for the week ending Nov. 10, 2007 compared to Nov. 11, 2006.
RISMEDIA, Nov. 16, 2007-(About.com)-It is important that you make a good impression at work. If you make a good impression
RISMEDIA, Nov. 15, 2007-According to a new survey released by Vault.com, 44% of employers use social networking Web sites like MySpace and Facebook to examine the profiles of job candidates, and 39% have looked up the profile of a current employee.